Daniel: Hey, what kind of belt do you have?

Miyagi: Canvas. JC Penney, $3.98. You like?

Daniel: [laughs] No, I meant...

Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants.

[laughs; then, seriously]

Miyagi: Daniel-san...

[taps his head]

Miyagi: Karate here.

[taps his heart]

Miyagi: Karate here.

[points to his belt]

Miyagi: Karate never here. Understand?

Daniel: Hey - you ever get into fights when you were a kid?

Miyagi: Huh - plenty.

Daniel: Yeah, but it wasn't like the problem I have, right?

Miyagi: Why? Fighting fighting. Same same.

Daniel: Yeah, but you knew karate.

Miyagi: Someone always know more.

Daniel: You mean there were times when you were scared to fight?

Miyagi: Always scare. Miyagi hate fighting.

Daniel: Yeah, but you like karate.

Miyagi: So?

Daniel: So, karate's fighting. You train to fight.

Miyagi: That what you think?

Daniel: [pondering] No.

Miyagi: Then why train?

Daniel: [thinks] So I won't have to fight.

Miyagi: [laughs] Miyagi have hope for you.

Miyagi: First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...

Daniel: Hey, why do I have to...?

Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!

Daniel: Yeah, but...

Miyagi: Hai!

[makes circular gestures with each hand]

Miyagi: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.

[walks away, still making circular motions with hands]

Miyagi: Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.

Miyagi: Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, "hand." Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call *kara*-te, "empty hand."

Daniel: I thought it came from Buddhist temples and stuff like that.

Miyagi: You too much TV.

[Daniel, Miyagi and Ali are trying to get onto the tournament floor together]

Official: Hold it!

Official: [to Ali] Sorry, teachers and students only.

Daniel: Oh, well, uh... he doesn't speak English and, uh, I can't understand his instructions without her. She's his, uh, translator.

Miyagi: [says something in Japanese]

Official: What did he say?

Ali: He says that, uh, you remind him of an uncle he has back in Tokyo.

Official: [smiles] I guess it's okay.

Miyagi: [says something in Japanese]

Official: What?

Ali: He says you're very kind.

Official: Thank you.

Miyagi: Welcome.

Tommy: Get him a body bag! Yeah!

Miyagi: Your friend, all karate student, eh?

Daniel: Friend? Oh, yeah, those guys.

Miyagi: Problem: attitude.

Daniel: No the problem is, I'm getting my ass kicked every other day, that's the problem.

Miyagi: Hai, because boys have bad attitude. Karate for defense only.

Daniel: That's not what these guys are taught.

Miyagi: Hai - can see. No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do.

Daniel: Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem.

Miyagi: Now use head for something other than target.

Kreese: We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.

Kreese: [seeing that Johnny is distracted] What is the problem Mr. Lawrence?

Miyagi: Go, find balance.


Daniel: [starts to drive away]

Miyagi: Banzai, Daniel-san.

Daniel: Hey, banzai!

Miyagi: [beat; then, louder] Banzai!

Daniel: [louder] Banzai!

Miyagi: [shouts] Banzai!

Daniel: [shouts back] Banzai!

Miyagi: [Daniel is practicing karate moves while balancing on a fishing boat as Miyagi fishes] Make block. Left, right. Up, down. Side, side. Breathe in, breathe out. And no scare fish.

[Miyagi karate-chops the tops off three beer bottles]

Daniel: How did you do that? How did you do that?

Miyagi: Don't know. First time.

Miyagi: Now, ready?

Daniel: Yeah, I guess so.

Miyagi: [sighs] Daniel-san, must talk.

[they both kneel]

Miyagi: Walk on road, hm? Walk right side, safe. Walk left side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later

[makes squish gesture]

Miyagi: get the squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no." You karate do "guess so,"

[makes squish gesture]

Miyagi: just like grape. Understand?

Daniel: Yeah, I understand.

Miyagi: Now, ready?

Daniel: Yeah, I'm ready.

[Daniel is about to have his first match in the tournament]

Daniel: All right, so what are the rules here?

Miyagi: Don't know. First time you, first time me.

Daniel: Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I'm dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot.

Miyagi: For life, not for points.

[just before Johnny fights Daniel in the tournament]

Kreese: Sweep the leg.

[Johnny stares at him in shock]

Kreese: Do you have a problem with that?

Johnny Lawrence: No, Sensei.

Kreese: No mercy.

Kreese: [at the Cobra Kai dojo] Class, we have visitors. Fall in behind me. Hai!

[approaches Daniel and Miyagi, then speaks to Miyagi]

Kreese: I hear you jumped some of my students last night.

Miyagi: Afraid facts mixed up.

Kreese: You calling Mr. Lawrence a liar?

Miyagi: No call no one nothing.

Kreese: What are you here for, old man?

Miyagi: Come ask leave boy alone.

Kreese: What's the matter, the boy can't take care of his own problems?

Miyagi: One to one problem, yes. FIVE to one problem, too much ask anyone.

Kreese: Is that what's bothering you? The odds? Well, we can fix that. Feel like matching, Mr. Lawrence?

Johnny Lawrence: Yes, sensei!

Miyagi: No more fighting.

Kreese: This is a karate dojo, not a knitting class. You don't come into my dojo, drop a challenge and leave, old man. Now you get your boy on the mat, or you and I will have a major problem.

Miyagi: Too much advantage. Your dojo.

Kreese: Name a place.

Miyagi: Tournament.

Kreese: [laughs] You've got real nerve, old man. Real nerve. But I think we can accomodate you. Can't we, Mr. Lawrence?

Johnny Lawrence: Yes, sensei.

Kreese: Fall in.

[Johnny turns and leaves]

Miyagi: Ask one more small request.

Kreese: Make it fast.

Miyagi: Ask leave boy alone to train.

Kreese: You're a pushy little bastard, ain't ya? But I like that. I like that! All right. No one touches the prima donna until the tournament. Is that understood?

[class responds with "YES SENSEI!"]

Kreese: But if you don't show, it's open season on him... and you.

[they nod at each other]

Miyagi: [Miyagi returns from fishing as Daniel is painting the house] Oh, miss spot.

Daniel: What spot? Hey, how come you didn't tell me you were goin' fishing?

Miyagi: You not here when I go.

Daniel: Well, maybe I wanted to go, you ever think of that?

Miyagi: You karate training.

Daniel: I'm *what*? I'm bein' your goddamn *slave* is what I'm bein' here man, now c'mon we made a deal here!

Miyagi: So?

Daniel: So? So, you're supposed to teach and I'm supposed to learn! For 4 days I've been bustin' my ass, and haven't learned a goddamn thing!

Miyagi: You learn plenty.

Daniel: I learn plenty, yeah, I learned how to sand your decks maybe. I washed your car, paint your house, paint your fence. I learn plenty!

Miyagi: Ah, not everything is as seems...

Daniel: Oh, bullshit! I'm goin' home, man!

[Daniel turns to walk away]

Miyagi: Daniel-san! Daniel-san!

Daniel: What?

Miyagi: Come here.

Daniel: Wouldn't a fly swatter be easier?

Miyagi: Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.

Daniel: Ever catch one?

Miyagi: Not yet.

Daniel: [after seeing Miyagi practice the crane technique] Could you teach me?

Miyagi: First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine.

Daniel: Where'd you learn it from?

Miyagi: Father teach.

Daniel: You musta had some father, man.

Miyagi: Oh yes.

[some drunks were drinking and setting their beer bottles on Mr. Miyagi's truck]

Miyagi: Excuse me, please. Boy cold. Must leave. Kindly remove bottles.

Yahoo at Beach: Kindly do it yourself, Mr. Moto.

Daniel: [throwing his bicycle into a dumpster after being beaten up] This damn bike! I hate this bike. I hate this frickin' bike! Stupid bike.

Lucille Larusso: Daniel! What's the matter? Why did you throw your bike away?

Daniel: Because I felt like it.

Lucille Larusso: Please look at me when I'm talking to you.

[sees Daniel's bruised face]

Lucille Larusso: Oh my god!

Daniel: Mom.

Lucille Larusso: Can you tell me what's going on and don't tell me about another bike accident?

Daniel: What do you want to hear mom?

Lucille Larusso: I want to hear the truth!

Daniel: No you don't want to hear the truth. All you want to hear about is how great it is. Well it may be great for you but it SUCKS for me! I hate this place! I HATE IT! I just want to go home. Why can't we just go home?

Lucille Larusso: Listen to me. I cannot help you unless you talk to me

Daniel: I gotta take karate. That's it.

Lucille Larusso: You took karate!

Daniel: No, not at the Y. At a good school.

Lucille Larusso: But fighting doesn't solve anything Daniel.

Daniel: Yeah well neither does palm trees mom.

Lucille Larusso: That's not fair!

Daniel: Like it was fair coming over here without asking me how I felt about it. Right, that was real fair.

Lucille Larusso: You're right. I should've asked.

Daniel: Well I just want to go home. That's it. I don't understand the rules here and I just want to go home.

Lucille Larusso: Let's clean you up and maybe we can figure the rules out together. What about your bike?

Daniel: It's safer taking a bus.

Daniel: When do I learn how to punch?

Miyagi: Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?

Daniel: You're the best friend I've ever had.

Miyagi: You... pretty okay, too.

Daniel: This school sucks, man. Sucks.

Daniel: Hey, where did these old cars come from?

Miyagi: Detroit.

Miyagi: Wax on... wax off. Wax on... wax off.

Daniel: Is that all...?

[DELETED LINE, partly to himself and partly to Miyagi]

Daniel: Never had karate training like this before; sure wish I knew how it worked.

Miyagi: [DELETED LINE] You find out, Daniel-san; just give time. And no forget breathe! In through nose, out through mouth; very important.

Daniel: [DELETED LINE] At least I got something to look forward to.

Miyagi: [DELETED LINE] Always *much* look forward to. Come; less chit-chat, more wax, more breathe...! Very good, Daniel-san.

Miyagi: [teaching Daniel to punch, wearing a catcher's mask and pads] Daniel-san. Secret to punch, make the power of whole body fit inside one inch, here.

[points to Daniel's closed fist]

Miyagi: Power, whole body, one inch, here. Now, punch. Hard.

[Daniel punches Miyagi in the chest, weakly]

Miyagi: What'sa matter, you some kind of girl or something?

[makes punching gesture]

Miyagi: Punch! Drive a punch! Not just arm, whole body! Hip, leg, drive a punch! Make "kiai." Kiai! Kiai! Give you power. Now, try punch.

[Miyagi prompts, Daniel punches Miyagi harder]

MiyagiDaniel: Kiai!

Miyagi: Once more.

MiyagiDaniel: [Miyagi prompts again, Daniel punches again, even harder] Kiai!

Miyagi: Once more.

MiyagiDaniel: [prompt, punches again, harder] Kiai!

MiyagiDaniel: [prompt, punch again] Kiai!

Miyagi: Very good, Daniel-san!

MiyagiDaniel: [repeated action] Kiai! Kiai!

Daniel: [starts hopping] Hey, pretty good, huh? Kiai!

Daniel: [spinning arm, fancy footwork] Hey, look at this, Miyagi. Kiai!

Miyagi: Matte- mat-matte.

Daniel: [punching becoming less effective] Kiai! Kiai!

Miyagi: Wait-wait, Daniel-san.

Daniel: [mockingly punches Miyagi while continuing to bunny-hop] Kiai! Kiai!

Miyagi: [trying to get him to stop] Ch-ch-ch-chotto

Daniel: [dancing around very quickly and still playfully punching Miyagi] Hey, what do you think, Mr. Miyagi, huh?

Miyagi: [takes Daniel down by hooking his legs with his, then giving him a chop] I tell you what Miyagi think! I think you *dance around* too much! I think you *talk* too much! I think you not concentrate enough! Lots of work to be done! Tournament just around the corner! Come. Stand up! Now, ready. Concentrate. Focus power.

Miyagi: [drunk] Banzai!

Daniel: [totally confused] To baby trees.

Miyagi: Not bonsai, BANZAI!

Daniel: [practicing blocks in Mr. Miyagi's boat] When am I gonna learn how to punch?

Miyagi: Learn how punch, after you learn how keep dry!

[rocks boat, throwing Daniel into the water]

Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.

Miyagi: Feeling correct.

Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.

Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.

Daniel: I'm not by myself. I'm with you.

Miyagi: To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune.

Miyagi: [on Daniel's birthday, after having already given him a present] Go outside. Something show you.

Daniel: What?

Miyagi: Number two present.

[leads Daniel outside]

Daniel: [walking and talking] Number two present? You don't have to give me anything. You've given me enough already.

[Miyagi keeps walking, silently]

Daniel: No really, I'm serious.

Miyagi: [stops and points to his fleet of antique cars] Choose.

Daniel: [surprised and hesitant] Oh, no...

Miyagi: Hai! Hurt old man feeling.

[points again]

Miyagi: Choose.

Miyagi: We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.

Kreese: Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?

Karate Class: NO, SENSEI!

Kreese: Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?

Karate Class: NO, SENSEI!

Kreese: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?

Karate Class: NO, SENSEI!

Daniel: Hey, you got a name?

Ali: Ali... with an I. Hey, what's your name?

Daniel: Daniel... with an L.

Daniel: I can't believe this. I cannot believe this.

Miyagi: What?

Daniel: What you just got me into in there.

Miyagi: Huh?

Daniel: You said you were going to make things better for me.

Miyagi: But I did.

Daniel: How?

Miyagi: How? Just saved you two months beating.

Daniel: Oh great now I really have something to look forward to.

[Bobby is about to face Daniel in the semifinals]

Kreese: Bobby - I want him out of commission.

Bobby: But Sensei, I can beat this guy!

Kreese: I don't want him beat.

Bobby: But I'll be disqualified!

Kreese: [icily] Out of commission.

Miyagi: [Daniel has just gotten his driver's license and Miyagi has given him a car for his birthday] Just remember, license never replace eye, ear, and brain.

[notices Daniel has suddenly gotten quiet]

Miyagi: What matter?

Daniel: I'm just scared. The tournament and everything.

Miyagi: You remember lesson about balance?

Daniel: Yeah.

Miyagi: Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?

Lucille Larusso: [singing] California, here we come. California... oh, what's the matter, Daniel? Don't you like my singing?

Daniel: I don't like the song, Ma.

Tommy: Must be take a worm for a walk week.

Miyagi: Oh, Daniel-san! You all wet behind ear!

Daniel: What's the matter? The truth hurt?

Ali Mills: So you really think that's it?

Daniel: I know it is.

Ali Mills: Yeah well, you're wrong.

Daniel: Oh, you bet I'm wrong.

Ali Mills: You know Daniel, I didn't go out with you because of a car or where you live.

Daniel: Okay, since we're on the subject, why did you?


Daniel: Huh? Why did you?

Ali Mills: I thought maybe you and me we're different.

Daniel: Oh yeah, I'm from Reseda, you're from the hills, that's how we're different.

Ali Mills: Oh, shut up.

Daniel: Admit that you just can't handle the situation the way it is.

Ali Mills: You know I can handle it fine. But you can't.


Susan: What makes you so sensitive? She's never been anything but nice to you.

Daniel: Yeah she even used to me to make what's-his-name jealous.

Susan: She doesn't even like what's-his-name!

Daniel: Yeah I couldn't really tell, by the way their faces we're stuck together at that country club.

Susan: Oh, that's right. You didn't stick around for the um... exciting conclusion.

Daniel: Oh what was that? His hand on her ass?

Susan: Her right hook, you think she sprained her wrists doing her nails?

Daniel: She hit him?

Susan: An understatement.

Daniel: I don't get it, why didn't she say something?

Susan: She shouldn't have to? Should she?

[walks away]

Ring Announcer: [Daniel has just scored the winning point with a kick to Johnny's chin, thus winning the championship... ring announcer prepares to present trophy] THE NEW CHAMPION...

Johnny Lawrence: [in tears and with a bloodied face taking trophy from ring announcer and presenting it himself to Daniel] You're all right, LaRusso!

Ring Announcer: ...DANIEL LARUSSO!

Johnny Lawrence: Good match!

Daniel: [to Johnny, as Daniel's being carried off the ring by the enthusiastic crowd] Thanks a lot!

Kreese: Finish him!

[they arrive at their new home]

Lucille Larusso: This is it. This is the end of the line.

Daniel: You're telling me.

Daniel: Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem.

Miyagi: Now use head for something other than target.

Daniel: Hey, I was just kidding about that.

Miyagi: Why kidding?

Daniel: Because I'd get killed if I go down there.

Miyagi: Get killed anyway.

Kreese: What do we study here?


Kreese: And what is that way?


Kreese: I can't hear you.


Daniel: Why didn't you tell me?

Miyagi: Tell what?

Daniel: That you knew karate.

Miyagi: You not ask.

Daniel: Well, where'd you learn it?

Miyagi: Father.

Daniel: But I thought he was a fisherman.

Miyagi: In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate.

Lucille Larusso: Look at those palm trees. Damn! You know what that means?

Daniel: Yeah. Watch out for falling coconuts.

Daniel: Where am I, this ring over here?

Miyagi: Hai. Number three.

Daniel: What's that guy kneeling like that for?

Miyagi: Don't know.

Daniel: Don't you know anything you can tell me?

Miyagi: Hai. No get hit.

Miyagi: [repeated line to Daniel] Look eye!, always look eye!

[Daniel is riding across a steep hill on his bike at night - suddenly he is accosted by Johnny, Tommy, Bobby, Dutch and Jimmy on their motorcycles]

Dutch: Looking for a shortcut back to Newark, Daniel?

Tommy: I THINK he wants to learn KARATE! Right?

Johnny Lawrence: Yeah! Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!

[He sideswipes Daniel, knocking him over the edge and down the embankment. Daniel just lies there]

Daniel: [seeing the giant water slide at the amusement area] Whoa, look at that slide.

Ali: Oh yeah, we'll do that next time.

Daniel: Why next time?

Ali: Because we didn't bring a bathing suit!

Dutch: [Daniel is dressing into his gi when the Cobra gang walks into the locker room] Well, well, well, if it isn't our little friend Danielle. What's the matter? Your mommy isn't here to dress you?

[Daniel ignores him]

Dutch: Hey, I'm talking to you punk!

[Dutch shoves Daniel and Daniel puts his guard up]

Dutch: Come on, make a move! Come on! Right now!

Referee: [coming in] Hey! Save it for the fight! Now get out!

Dutch: [to Daniel] Points or no points, you're dead meat.

Referee: I said out!

Daniel: No offense, Mr. Miyaji, but I don't think you understand my problem...

Miyagi: [interrupting] Mi... ya... *gi* understand problem perfect.

[at the Halloween dance party, Barbara and Susan watch Ali joins Daniel in his shower costume]

Barbara: I don't know what she sees in him.

Susan: She must be into fungus.

Johnny Lawrence: [to Daniel as he's getting beaten by the Cobra Kai's after the Halloween Dance] You couldn't leave well enough alone, could you, little twerp? No, you had to push it. Well, now you're gonna pay!

Dutch: [as Daniel tries to flee] Where you going, sweetheart?

Bobby: [Dutch props Daniel up in front of Johnny] Give him a front kick, Johnny!

Johnny Lawrence: [Johnny does so twice,knocking Daniel against the fence and to the ground] Get him up!

Bobby: Leave him alone, man... he's had enough.

Dutch: Shut up, Bobby!

Bobby: Look at him, Dutch! He can't even stand up!

Tommy: So what?

Dutch: That don't mean squat!

Bobby: Johnny... leave him alone, man! He's had enough!

Johnny Lawrence: [screaming with rage] I'll decide when he's had enough, man!

Bobby: What is wrong with you, Johnny?

Johnny Lawrence: An enemy deserves no mercy!

Dutch: Right!

Johnny Lawrence: Right?

Dutch: Right!

Bobby: You're crazy, man!

Johnny Lawrence: [Miyagi intervenes and pushes Daniel out of the way as Johnny strikes] Tommy, Bobby... get him!

[Miyagi knocks all four Cobra Kais out]

[Miyagi shows Daniel an old photo of his pregnant wife]

Miyagi: Daniel-san. Huh? Look, look. Hai, hai. Heh heh heh. First American-born Miyagi waiting to be born.

[Miyagi laughs proudly at the accomplishment as he pours more alcohol from a new bottle into his glass]

Miyagi: [claps Daniel on the shoulder] Drink, drink!

[Miyagi stands up, staggers, faces away from Daniel as if speaking to someone else]

Miyagi: [as commanding officer] "Sergeant Miyagi!"

Miyagi: [as self] Yes, sir! Sergeant Miyagi report to kill many jerry Germans, sir!

[Miyagi laughs, staggers toward the bed, and picks up an old telegram]

Miyagi: Sergeant Miyagi.

Miyagi: Yes, sir."

Miyagi: Regret to inform... wife have...

Miyagi: [starts crying] Complications at birth, sir. Complications. But no doctor come.

Miyagi: [groan of immense sorrow] Land of Free, Home of Brave.

Miyagi: [sobbing] No doctor come. No doctor come.

Miyagi: [Daniel walks into Mr.Myagi's house and sits right next to Mr.Myagi, who is actually drunk] Ah, Daniel-san, come inside! Come inside!

Daniel: [as his mom walks away, Daniel still keeps talking to himself about Ali] ... She's pretty cute... I think she's pretty cute...

Someone in the crowd: Johnny you're a cream puff. - from someone in the crowd right after Larusso's 2nd point against Johnny in the championship bout.

Johnny Lawrence: [DELETED SCENE: Johnny accosts Daniel at school, gives him a piece of paper] ... Got something for you. All-Valley Tournament application. You fill that out and send it in, so they'll know where to claim the body. Next-of-kin stuff, ya know?

Daniel: Let me ask you something: We both know you can stomp me, anytime and anywhere, for any reason. So why bother rubbing it in?

Johnny Lawrence: [shrugs] Maybe I like rubbing it in.

Daniel: Don't you ever think that he

[obviously referring to Kreese]

Daniel: might be wrong - at least, about some things?

[Johnny backs off while doing a slow burn]

Lucille Larusso: [DELETED SCENE: At their apartment, Daniel's mom is reading the fine print on the All-Valley Tournament application] ... This says I won't hold anybody responsible if you're injured. Are you NUTS?

Daniel: Mom, I've gotta do this.

Lucille Larusso: Do WHAT? Get KILLED?

Daniel: Nobody gets hurt, Ma.

Lucille Larusso: Then why do I have to sign anything?

[She crumples the application and throws it away]

Lucille Larusso: Good night, Daniel.

[after she retires, Daniel rescues the application and un-crumples it. Then he signs his mother's name to it]